with Melissa Lucas in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
4 nights in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica
Sat Oct 22 - Wed Oct 26, 2016
Nestled in the tropical jungles of Costa Rica and boasting glorious ocean
views, this retreat in the Central Pacific offers a relaxing getaway filled with
opportunities of healing, adventure, and peace.
What You Will Learn:
What is missing in life? What is unfulfilling and holding you back from being
your best self? Find out how to release your fears and limiting beliefs. We can
work towards planting positive intention within your thoughts and daily life.
You will learn how to work towards manifesting your dreams, becoming your best
self, and living out your life purpose.
You will learn how to think and be in the now through mindful meditation and
a mindful yoga flow class. We will teach you how to be mindful in your thinking
and living, so that you may be your most calm, peaceful, loving, and creative
self. By learning to be mindful, you can learn how to be your best self in
every moment. You will not only gain mental clarity but also a deeper
connection to your body, mind, and spirit.
You will learn to restore life balance, by understand what has been missing
within your mind, body, and soul. By understanding what is missing, you will
be able to work towards fulling you true needs. You will also learn what is
making you off balance, and will walk away with a clear understanding of what
is truly needed for you to have a complete balance within your mind, body, and spirit.
You will leave this trip feeling like a better version of yourself and have the
tools to live a happier and more fulfilled life moving forward.
What Classes to Expect:
- Daily 30-minute guided mindful meditation(led by Melissa)
- Morning mindful yoga flow class for all levels(led by co-retreat yogi, Yamuna)
- The Art of Intention and How to Manifest Your Dreams class(led by Melissa)
- Restore Life Balance in the Mind, Body, and Soul class(led by Melissa)
- Let Go of Limiting Beliefs and Fears class(led by Melissa)
- Evening Restorative Yoga Flow class (led by co-retreat yogi, Yamuna)
The following activities can only be booked for an additional fee on site:
National Parks and Reserves
Boat and Kayak Excursions
|5 days, 4 nights at Encantada Ocean Cottages|
|Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|Restore balance & fulfillment in your life through dynamic flow yoga practices, classes on art of intention techniques and mindful meditations focused on the power of Love, Happiness, and Peace.|
|Roundtrip airport transfers to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO)|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
Massages, Volleyball, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Zip-lining, Mangrove Tours, Canyoning , Waterfall Rapelling , Horseback Excursions , Crocodile Safari , National Parks and Reserves , Boat and Kayak Excursions, White-water Rafting, Canopy Tours
Not included: flights to/from San Jose International Airport (SJO) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
I am a life and wellness coach that loves to help people find their true self and life purpose. I have always been someone that helped others with their life issues, but did not always believe that therapy is the best option. I decided after many years of helping others, overcoming personal fear, going through some life changing and traumatic moments of my own, that I needed to find a way to help people meet their full purpose as I did for myself. Instead of discussing the tough moments from someone's past, I want to work to find solutions in the client's current life challenges. The clients I work with can look toward meeting their full potential through finding inner strength, clearing fears, discovering their true self and owning their confidence.
I am a Certified Life and Business Coach ,Certified in Meditation, as well as I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's in Business Administration. I currently work as a life wellness and business coach, as well as a motivational speaker. Feel free to view my practice at : www.edgeofyourcomfortzone.comAbout Melissa Lucas
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a garden and a private beach area, Encantada Ocean Cottages is located in Esterillos Este Beach, a still undeveloped, pristine, and yet very accessible chocolate sand beach on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Our simple yet cozily appointed rooms all provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring a shower, en-suite bathrooms also come with organic, locally-made bath & body products. Extras include an outdoor seating area, a safety deposit box and a laptop safe.
All rooms are only an 8 second walk away from the shore at our backdoor. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk, children's games and play area and laundry service. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling, horseback riding and fishing. Free parking is featured.
Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Wonderful time! The resort was beautiful and there was enough flexibility to enjoy excursions, workouts and relaxing time. It was safe/easy to get around and the cost for excursions was very reasonable.
My first Trip Tribe was amazing and I can't wait to sign up for another one. I've always wanted to do a yoga retreat and have always wanted to go to Costa Rica. So this experience was once in a lifetime. I loved being active and healthy on vacation while discovering new places. I hope to do this once a year with my sister, Dawn. We are hoping to sign up for one in Tulum, Mexico.
This was the most unforgettable, life-changing trips I couldn't have even imagined in my dreams! I absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous, sustainable country, with the best of all worlds, the rain forest, the jungle, the most beautiful beaches, all with a government who protects their natural resources and allows no hunting of any kind. From the most kind and friendly people who also speak English, to the most beautiful natural playground, I am in awe of this culture and can hardly wait to go back! We faced our fears, had the most fun activities, and most gorgeous venue all to ourselves. THANK YOU and PURA VIDA!!!
My trip was awesome with Sara ( fabulous Yoga instructor) in Esterillos Este, Costa Rica and our activities were just fabulous with our 2 adventurous trips to the Rain Forest and Rain Forest hiking, zip lining, floating down the rapids, and repelling. Recommend Esterillos Este and the Encantada Ocean Cottages for everyone. Amazing time!!
The owners and the staff of the resort were outstanding! It was a wonderful experience!
Beyond my expectations, & Amazing!! The Coziest and Friendliest place I have ever stayed! :)
I was the Ambassador and instructor during this retreat and I am extremely happy at how everything turned out. I will definitely be using Trip Tribe again for future retreats!
Esterillos Este is a very special place, ideal for a yoga retreat. The owners and their team worked very hard to make us feel welcome and cared for. The fish (oh, the fish) was amazing, as were the fruits and vegetables. Without hormones and GMOS, the real taste of the food could emerge. Chrissy Gonzalez is a teacher to follow.
Costa Rica trip was amazing. The food was healthy and good.
My trip was fantastic. Costa Rica is amazing clean with a laid back vibe.....PURA VIDA! I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the beach/ocean, the stars at night, the people and food.
Loved, loved, loved Costa Rica and its people. The accommodations were nice, comfortable, and clean. The food was healthy and fantastic! Chrissy has a wonderful spirit and is one of my favorite yoga instructors. I'm lucky that I get to continue to practice with her in Chicago, but I'll miss looking at and listening to the ocean while doing yoga... something everyone should experience! GREAT trip!
Costa Rica is also called the ´Switzerland of Latin America¨ - the people I met there were all friendly, considerate, and respectful. Sergio, our airport-hotel-airport driver, took such good care of the group assigned to his route! He cheerfully stopped on the way from San Jose to Esterillos at a local pharmacy (unfortunately, one of the participants arrived with flu symptoms, but happily recovered after a couple of healthy living days) and from there at a typical local restaurant for a restoring “casado” a Costa Rican meal using rice, black beans, plantains, salad, a tortilla, and your choice of fish, chicken, pork, or beef (addicting!). Sergio told us that Costa Rica is such a peaceful country they don’t require armed forces. You will become familiar with the greeting or toast: “Pura Vida”, which means pure life, or good life, and quickly appreciate why it’s used so often.
We were surrounded by gorgeous plants, treated to tropical fruits (the mangos!) and vegetables that grow in abundance; healthy eating is just a way of life. We drove through rainforests, amazing landscapes, everything lush and flourishing. Our visit to Manuel Antonio National Park put us in direct view of howler monkeys, sleepy sloths, a flash of macaws and beautiful butterflies skimming the sky – ending with a swim in Playa Espadilla’s gentle waters. Another day excursion took us to Nauyaca Falls, truly a breathtaking experience. Two cascades plunge 200 feet into a cool swimming pond, providing extraordinary picture taking opportunities. We explored Dominical, a laidback waterfront community with artsy hippie vibes.
Words fail me in describing my experience at Encantada Beach Cottages, but I will do my best to try. Let’s start with hospitality: the generous reception received from Tiffany, Nome, Adam, Katie, Elena, Daniel and all the property staff. Yeats quote describes it perfectly: there are no strangers here; only friends you haven't yet met. Every day I was surrounded by kind and generous acts; freely given without expectations. The property grounds are a source of so much beauty and serenity. Especially for those who are able to free their minds and spirits from agitation, to leave superficiality and things which are not authentic aside, to fully embrace the peace found in gazing at the ocean and allowing the crooning of its waves to lull you… The cottages are charmingly appointed; the property grounds are beautifully maintained. The pool is crystal clear and inviting; plenty of comfortable lounges and hammocks for lazy afternoon naps.
The food prepared by Elena and Daniel is extraordinary; Costa Rica flourishes with magnificent tropical fruits (mangoes, papaya, melons, bananas, kiwi, guanábana, and pineapple) and glorious vegetables locally and organically grown. Every meal is accompanied by a glass of freshly made fruit juice. Freshly caught Red Snapper, Marlin, Tuna, shrimp – need I say more? And for those who like me, enjoy cocktails: Daniel can concoct the best margaritas and daiquiris. A good night’s rest is assured by the coziest beds, pillows, and sun fresh linens. Encantada has several interpretations in English; the most appropriate for this property would be enchanted, better yet, magical.
The inspiration for my stay was a Yoga retreat fittingly named “Awakening the Spirit”. Undoubtedly, many of the gifts I returned home with were a result not only of Chrissy Gonzalez, the yogini that led the retreat, and whose words travel straight to the heart of her students – but of the combination of observing the daily practice in perfect surroundings. Time flows effortlessly at Encantada; there are no judgments made about anyone. Worries and fears are lost; love takes over behavior patterns. Without being aware of it, a smile settles on your face.
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